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MK Dons SET Inclusion sees participation increase by 30%

28 February 2023

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MK Dons SET Inclusion sees participation increase by 30%

28 February 2023

Over the last six months of the season, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust's Inclusion programme has seen a participation increase of 30%.

The increase in participation follows the introduction of an Under-14s squad as well as a further Adult squad.

Inclusion football at MK Dons SET splits into levels based on experience and ability. These levels are deteremined in a similar way to the English League system - Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two are the four levels.

MK Dons SET currently have 12 teams who play in the BOBi league (Berkshire Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Inclusion league). MK Dons SET Inclusion teams are currently at the halfway stage of the season and have five of the 12 teams sitting top of the table as they move into the second half of the campaign.

In a recent South East Regional 11 a side competition, the two MK Dons SET Championship squads joined forces and made it through the first round of the Southeast regional 11v11 competition.

Meanwhile, the Under-16s took a trip to Norwich and competed in the Canary Cup. This competition saw the Dons produce an excellent showing against teams representing much larger clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City, West Ham, Arsenal, and many more.

MK Dons SET are now working in partnership with the Stroke Association, Age UK, Head Way and Parkinson’s UK to introduce walking football. The sessions have already seen some success as regular sessions see an average attendance of 25-30 walking football players.

All inclusion are delivered on a Sunday or Thursday. For more information visit mkdonsset.com/football


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